Archived Quotes from January 2019

Honor to the earth... honor to the dead in the passing of the year; honor to the living, in the coming of the new.  A great year passes tonight. A new one begins.  Let the good that is old continue and let the rest perish... ~~  C.J. Cherry



The past is never, never dead.  It's not even past. ~~ William Faulkner



The probability of anything happening is in inverse ratio to its desirability. ~~ John W. Hazard



We all have ability.  The difference is how we use it. ~~ Stevie Wonder



Don't let others define you and tell you what you like or don't like, or what you can or can't do. ~~ Marsha Kinder



Trust your own instinct.  Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's. ~~ Billy Wilder



To be nobody but yourself--in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else--means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting. ~~ E. E. Cummings



Boy, today's been one heck of a week! ~~ Tom Wilson [Ziggy]



Life is now in session.  Are you present? ~~ B. Copeland



Because "almost" covers a lot of territory, doesn't it?  Maybe the only word in the language that covers more is "if." ~~ Stephen King [From A Buick 8]



You know what, if you stare at something long enough sometimes you can forget what you're staring at.  Try it. ~~ Lily Tomlin (Edith Ann)



We should see dreaming as one of our responsibilities, rather than an alternative to one. ~~ Mary Engelbreit



As a nation we are dedicated to keeping physically fit and parking as close to the stadium as possible. ~~ Joe Moore



Never underestimate your power to change yourself; never overestimate your power to change others. ~~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.



Sometimes, with luck, we find the kind of true friend, male or female, that appears only two or three times in a lucky lifetime, one that will winter us and summer us, grieve, rejoice, and travel with us. ~~ Barbara Holland



We shall never learn to feel and respect our real calling and destiny, unless we have taught ourselves to consider everything as moonshine, compared with the education of the heart. ~~ Sir Walter Scott



We ought to hear at least one little song every day, read a good poem, see a first-rate painting, and if possible speak a few sensible words. ~~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



Actually, this seems to be the basic need of the human heart in nearly every great crisis--a good hot cup of coffee. ~~ Alexander King



Real, deliberate, unprovoked rudeness can be quite as shocking as physical violence. ~~ Michael Gilbert



Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon.  It is a weapon unique in history, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it.  It is a sword that heals. ~~ Martin Luther King, Jr.



Find out who you are and do it on purpose. ~~ Dolly Parton



Saying no to something is actually much more powerful than saying yes. ~~ Tom Hanks



I've been having kind of a difficult day… my Inner Child threw up on my Higher Power. ~~ Lynn Lavner



If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor. ~~ Jennifer James



Never trust a tree that says we're out of the woods. ~~ Robert F. Morgan



Don't tell me anything is impossible.  Let's try it first. ~~ Joseph Papp



Have the humble attitude.  To see things simply is the hardest thing in the world.  When a man is sixty or seventy, he may be able to do a thing and the whole world rejoices.  You can't begin too early, for this is not a thing of a month or a day.  The value of a canvas depends almost entirely on your mental attitude, not on your moral attitude; depends on what kind of a man you are, the way you observe.  Study continuously, developing yourself into a better person, more sensitive to things in nature.  Spend years in getting ready. ~~ Charles Hawthorne



Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned. ~~ Peter Marshall



It's not macho to read a book?  Nonsense.  Reading is a stouthearted activity, disporting courage, keenness, stick-to-it-ness.  It is also, in my experience, one of the most thrilling and enduring delights in life, equal to a home run, a slam-dunk, or breaking the four-minute mile. ~~ Irving Stone



All that is necessary is to accept the impossible, do without the indispensable, and bear the intolerable. ~~ Kathleen Norris